Atelier Apart is a community arts and culture space open to everyone in the NDG community and beyond. Located in an apartment at 6462 Sherbrooke St. West and formerly known as the Sherbrooke Forest Art Hive, Atelier Apart will host activities and events such as art hives, artist residencies, free art workshops, artist presentations, and exhibitions.
We are open to all forms of community collaboration and would love to hear from you about hosting arts and culture events in the space or about any thoughts or ideas you may have. Atelier Apart is currently only open during planned programming but our goal is to have regular open hours in the months to come.
To stay up to date with all programming at Atelier Apart, please sign up to our mailing list here.
We will be having a launch and community vision meeting on February 17th from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at 6462 Sherbrooke West #2 to find out which activities you would like to see from us in 2023. There will be snacks, drinks, music, and the first art hive of 2023!
Atelier Apart’s artist residency, launched in 2022, aims to promote professional art opportunities for NDG-based artists and to increase the local community’s access to fine arts. Artists in residence spend three months using Atelier Apart as a creation studio and exhibit their final projects in a local exhibition space. During their residencies, artists host open studios and lead free workshops for NDG residents, sharing their skills with the community.
The Atelier Apart artist residency program is a project of the NDG Arts & Culture Table supported by Maison de la culture NDG and Notre-Dame-des-Arts.
Caroline Ariane Bergeron est une artiste en arts visuels montréalaise. Suite à l’obtention de son baccalauréat en arts visuels à l’Université Concordia en 2013, elle a suivi de nombreuses formations spécialisées, principalement en céramique, en arts imprimés et en construction textile. Ses oeuvres allient des techniques traditionnelles des métiers d’art et sont teintées d’un souci du travail manuel appliqué et bien exécuté. Elle préconise des méthodes de travail lentes, préférant les technologies analogiques à leurs équivalents contemporains, et une élaboration consciencieuse, en réaction au rythme de travail accéléré que prescrit l’idéologie de croissance de la vie d’aujourd’hui. À travers notamment la sculpture, l’installation, l’art imprimé et le livre d’artiste,elle aborde les thèmes du language, de l’intimité et de la résilience.
Hea R. Kim is a South Korean-born Canadian immigrant and a multi-disciplinary artist who is interested in creating playful, thoughtful, and technically-sophisticated installations. Hea has exhibited her work in Montreal, Toronto and Republic of Korea.
At first glance, Kim's work can appear child-like and playful, but they are bizarrely sophisticated because of the labor involved and the concepts explored. For her, art is a creative arena where mythological, spiritual, and illusionary mindscapes mingle into dream worlds. Her artistic practice gravitates towards mixed media sculpture. She relies on various techniques within fibers and ceramics that she combines with mass produced objects. Through these various media, she is challenged to engage the philosophical limits of what craft and art are as well as what they could be. She intentionally scratches the established margins and boundaries within the art world by harmonizing subversive notions: low versus high art, illustration versus fine art, and traditional versus contemporary art. She is drawn to meshing the fantastical with the mundane, the heroic with the cute, and the bubbliness of popular culture with deeper social concerns.
The Sherbrooke Forest Art Hive is an integral part of Atelier Apart and the community. Art Hives will be scheduled semi-regularly for now but our goal is to return to regular weekly programming in the new year. Stay up to date with the Art Hive schedule by signing up to our mailing list!